Haiku poetry, which was invented in Japan, consists of only three lines and is the world’s shortest poetic form.
Women in ancient Japan blackened their teeth with dye as white teeth were considered ugly. This practice, called ohaguro, continued until the late 1800s.
Shinjuku station, Tokyo’s main train station, is the busiest in the world with over 2 million people passing through it every day.
Anime, or animated Japanese films and television shows, account for 60% of the world’s animation-based entertainment. Animation is so successful in Japan that there are almost 130 voice-acting schools in the country.
Ninety percent of all mobile phones sold in Japan are waterproof because youth like to use them even while showering.[11